‘Serious and systemic abuse’ took place in Welsh care homes, investigation finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2013 in care homes, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

“A new inquiry has found ‘significant’ evidence of ‘systemic and serious’ sexual
and physical abuse of children as young as seven in care homes in North Wales.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Las Vegas wedding bigamist Garry Floodgate jailed – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2013 in bigamy, divorce, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man who wed his Canadian bride in Las Vegas while still married to a woman in
England has been jailed for 20 weeks.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Deal or No Deal winner Caroline Banana sentenced for fraud – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2013 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

“A woman who won £95,000 on the TV show Deal or No Deal has been ordered to carry
out 215 hours of unpaid work after admitting benefit fraud.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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High court rejects legal challenge to Barnet’s ‘easyCouncil’ plans – The Guardian

“Campaigners against Barnet council’s radical plan to outsource hundreds of millions of pounds worth of services, dubbed easyCouncil, are to take their case to the appeal court after a judge ruled their objection to a £320m contract had come too late.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 29th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Hay & Ors v Gilgrove Ltd & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 412 (26 April 2013)

Dresdner Kleinwort Ltd & Anor v Attrill & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 394 (26 April 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

T, R (on the application of) v Legal Aid Agency & Ors [2013] EWHC 960 (Admin) (26 April 2013)

Khatoon v The Entry Clearance Officer Islamabad [2013] EWHC 972 (Admin) (26 April 2013)

Syed, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 984 (Admin) (26 April 2013)

Kamara v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 959 (Admin) (26 April 2013)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Grupo Hotelero Urvasco SA v Carey Value Added SL & Anor [2013] EWHC 1039 (Comm) (26 April 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org.uk

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Regina (Evans) v Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and another – WLR Daily

Regina (Evans) v Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and another: [2013] EWHC 899 (Admin);   [2013] WLR (D)  150

“The existence in English law of a ten year period after which a breach of planning control was no longer actionable was not incompatible with the terms of Council Directive 85/337/EEC (the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive).”

WLR Daily, 19th April 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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In re C (A Child) (Adoption: Placement order) – WLR Daily

Posted April 29th, 2013 in adoption, appeals, children, news, parental rights, placement orders by tracey

In re C (A Child) (Adoption: Placement order): [2013] EWCA Civ 431;   [2013] WLR (D)  151

“Guidance as to the steps to be followed where an application to the Court of Appeal was made for permission to appeal against the making of a placement order, or of any order consequent upon the making of a placement order, in adoption proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 25th April 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 29th, 2013 in legislation by tracey

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions and Commencement No. 8 and Savings and Transitional Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2013

The Greater London Authority (Specified Activities) Order 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Use of force in self defence at the place of residence – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 29th, 2013 in burglary, circulars, criminal procedure, self-defence, trespass by tracey

“This circular describes the intended purpose of changes to the law on the use of force in self defence in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the Crime and Courts Bill and outlines the arrangements for their commencement.”

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Ministry of defence, 29th April 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Chagossians: Wikileaks cables not admissible in court – UK Human Rights Blog

“Bancoult v. Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Divisional Court, Richards LJ and Mitting J, 16-24 April 2013, judgment awaited. A quick update at the end of the recent judicial review on 24 April by Mr Bancoult on behalf of the Chagossian islanders, but before judgment. The challenge was to the designation of the waters around their islands as a ‘no take’ Marine Protected Area, i.e. one which could not be fished.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th April 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Genetic testing of children up for adoption – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 29th, 2013 in adoption, children, genetic testing, medical ethics, news by tracey

“Y and Z (Children), 25 April 2013 [2013] EWHC 953 (Fam). Having children is a lottery. No judge or court in the land would sanction the regulation of childbearing, however feckless the parents, unsuitable the conditions for childrearing, or unpromising the genetic inheritance. Adoption on the other hand is stringently regulated, set about with obstacles for prospective parents, and strictly scrutinised by an army of authorities backed up by specialist family courts and a battery of laws, statutory instruments and guidance papers. Usually the filtering is in one direction only: the suitability of the parents to the child or children up for adoption. But sometimes it goes the other way, and this case raises the fascinating and somewhat futuristic question of whether children’s chance of finding a suitable home might be increased by genetic testing.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th April 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Does browsing the web make you a copyright infringer? – Technology Law Update

Posted April 29th, 2013 in appeals, copyright, internet, licensing, news by tracey

“The UK Supreme Court recently considered an interesting appeal in Public Relations Consultants Association Limited v The Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited and others, concerning the status in copyright law of temporary copies of web pages held in an internet browser cache or on the screen of end users reading those pages.”

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Technology Law Update, 26th April 2013

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

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Child Support: Here Comes the New Gross Income Scheme – Family Law week

Posted April 29th, 2013 in child support, news, regulations, remuneration, taxation by tracey

“Jody Atkinson TEP, barrister at St John’s Chambers, Bristol considers the new Child Support Gross Income Scheme.”

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Family Law Week, 26th April 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Murder victim Carole Waugh impersonator sentenced – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2013 in conspiracy, fraud, impersonation, murder, news, sentencing, victims by tracey

“A woman who admitted impersonating a murdered former oil company worker has been given a community order.”

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BBC News, 26th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Doctors Prana and Nishebita Das robbery: Two jailed – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2013 in assault, grievous bodily harm, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

“A woman and a man have been jailed for assaulting and robbing two married doctors in their home, leaving one brain damaged.”

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BBC News, 26th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Horsewoman who appeared in Queen’s Diamond Jubilee exaggerated injuries for compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2013 in compensation, fraud, health & safety, news, personal injuries, sentencing, sick leave by tracey

“A horsewoman who appeared in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant exaggerated
injuries she suffered in a fall to try to win a big compensation pay-out, a
court heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Girl, 14, forced to become pregnant with donor sperm bought by mother – The Guardian

“A mother forced her 14-year-old adopted daughter to inseminate herself with donor sperm to provide a baby for her after she was prevented from adopting any more children, it can be revealed. The daughter, a virgin, is believed to have miscarried at 14, but went on to have a baby at 16 after regularly inseminating herself with sperm bought over the internet by her ‘domineering’ mother because she was too scared to refuse. Details of the shocking case have emerged in a previously secret court judgment, which can be reported today for the first time and which raises serious questions over loopholes in international adoptions and the regulation of the global traffic in gametes.”

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The Guardian, 28th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Junk foods avoid ad ban by targeting children online – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2013 in advertising, children, complaints, internet, news, ombudsmen, regulations by tracey

“Advertising regulators have been accused of failing to protect children from aggressive online marketing by food companies using internet games and advertising. The Children’s Food Campaign has called on ministers to introduce statutory regulation to close loopholes allowing ads that are banned from children’s television to be shown on manufacturers’ own child-friendly websites.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Legal aid: Lawyers in Wales agree strike action – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2013 in barristers, budgets, consultations, industrial action, legal aid, news, Wales by tracey

“Lawyers in Wales have agreed to strike over UK government proposals to reform criminal legal aid. The Wales and Chester Circuit of Barristers has voted unanimously to refuse to sign up to a new system regulating the quality of criminal lawyers in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 28th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Collette Elliot wins pay-out from Birmingham council – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2013 in child abuse, compensation, local government, news, social services by tracey

“A woman is to receive compensation from a council after social services failed
to take her into care while she was being abused as a child.”

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BBC News, 28th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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